One of the most common questions we’re asked by Providence drivers is, “When do I change spark plugs?” Whether you own a new or used vehicle, the general rule of thumb is every 30,000 miles. The distance interval can vary, however, depending on the way you drive your car. The best thing to do is to check your owner’s manual and then speak to a technician at our service center. For now, you can simply read on to learn more about how often to change spark plugs and signs they’re bad.
What are spark plugs for and what is the purpose of the spark plug? Your car’s ignition can’t operate without spark plugs. What do spark plugs do? They send the voltage generated by the ignition coil to the combustion chamber, which ignites as you start the car.
What are spark plugs made of? Generally, the electrodes in a spark plug are made up of high-nickel alloys. The insulator usually consists of aluminum oxide ceramic. Its shell is usually comprised of steel wire.
Because your car can’t start without good spark plugs, you’ll notice right away if something is amiss. Here are a few signs replacements are needed:
Replacing your car’s spark plugs will help keep the engine in good shape. Additionally, you and your car will reap the following benefits:
Are you having problems starting your car and suspect the spark plugs are to blame? Schedule a service appointment at the Mercedes-Benz of Warwick service center near East Greenwich and Cranston. Don’t forget to browse our service specials and parts specials for coupons on Mercedes-Benz auto repair.
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